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If your company is in consumer product sales, it is likely that you are trying to understand more about the purchasing public at large and their shopping habits/patterns. We found the following information funny and interesting enough to share.

The Hustle recently ran a survey of more than 2,000 alcohol-consuming American adults and found that drunk shopping is an estimated $48B per industry. First, a quick note on methodology: The information presented here is based on a survey of 2,174 alcohol-consuming readers of The Hustle between March 11-18, 2019. Our average respondent is 36 years old, has an income of $92k (more than double the national average), and skews a bit more male (53%) than female (47%).

A few key findings:

79% of alcohol consumers have made at least one drunk purchase.

$444 is the average annual spend per drunk shopper.

Clothing and shoes are the most common drunk purchase.

Amazon is the drunk shopping platform of choice.

Overall, 79% of all alcohol-consuming respondents have made at least one drunken purchase in their lifetime — though this varies a bit based on demographics. Women (80%) are slightly more likely than men (78%) to drunk shop. This makes sense since women generally shop more than men — especially online.

Drunk shoppers also tend to be younger. Millennials outrank baby boomers by 13%, which might be attributed to the rise of e-commerce.

So cheers to drunk shopping! May you never regret your libation driven purchases!

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